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ERIC Number: EJ794932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Teaching Political Philosophy and Academic Neutrality
De-Shalit, Avner
Theory and Research in Education, v3 n1 p97-120 2005
Should lecturers who teach political philosophy hide their personal political beliefs? This question becomes interesting when lecturers face what seems to be morally repugnant policies, such as massive human rights violations. In such cases is there a conflict between a lecturer's civic and political obligations and his/her academic and pedagogical ones? This article argues that while university lecturers should not adhere to academic neutrality, they should be impartial. While arguing this a distinction is drawn between paternalism and empowerment through teaching. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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